Job Opening- Advocate
Domestic Violence Advocate
Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance
SALARY: Starting $15.00 – $15.50/hour depending on experience; 100% employer paid medical & vision insurance; optional retirement plan, generous vacation, holiday and wellness leave.
HOURS: 40 hours per week, variable.
SUPERVISOR: Program’s Coordinator
OBJECTIVE: To provide short-term crisis intervention, assessment, safety planning, and referrals to other organizations to domestic violence survivors and their children.
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must have experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). The candidate must be able to work effectively in a nonprofit environment, work independently and with others, maintain confidentiality and be able to work in a busy office with interruptions and multiple priorities. Some evening and rotating weekend work will be required. Candidate must be willing and able to travel. The successful candidate must embrace the principles of social justice and work to end all oppression.
Applicants must send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand deliver to the Safe House Alliance at 103 South Kerby Avenue in Cave Junction. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact qualified candidates as applications are submitted to schedule the first round of interviews. Position will remain open until filled. For further information please call 541-592-5332.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Direct Services include, but are not limited to; crisis intervention, safety planning, peer-counseling, support groups, advocacy with or on behalf of victims with the criminal justice system or other service providers, assistance with obtaining protection orders, referrals to community resources, and facilitating educational groups and/or support groups. Direct services include in person and phone contacts, with or on behalf of survivors.
Maintain Statistics includes, but is not limited to; client name, address, phone number, age; abuser’s name, address, phone number, age, history of abuse; services provided; services unavailable; contacts per month; community awareness and prevention activities; training hours and topics; and outreach activities.
Administrative Duties include development and maintenance of adequate assessment tools and forms to perform necessary services, tracking and program evaluation; develop working relationships with partner agencies; develop resources to serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and other duties as assigned.
Community Awareness and Prevention Activities include, participation in the development and implementation of semi–annual community awareness campaigns, prevention activities with youth and adults, present community awareness presentations and attend community meetings as assigned.
Outreach to Underserved Populations includes participation in the development and implementation of an annual plan to identify and serve underserved populations; and participation in outreach activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Advocate may provide job shadowing/training to other employees or volunteers.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed in this job description. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The candidate must have experience with computers. The candidate must be able to work effectively in a nonprofit environment, work independently and with others, maintain confidentiality and be able to work in a busy office with interruptions and multiple priorities. Some evening and rotating weekend work may be required. Candidate must be willing and able to travel. The successful candidate must embrace the mission, values and philosophy of the organization as well as the principles of social justice and work to end all oppressions.
The candidate will be supported by the organization to actively pursue needed training and is expected to fulfill the minimum requirements within six months.
Education and/or Experience: Candidates with training or experience in intimate partner violence issues or crisis intervention are encouraged to apply.
Language Skills: Candidate must be able to communicate clearly in writing and verbally, including occasional public presentations. Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply.
Statement of Confidentiality: Candidate must agree, in writing, to maintain confidentiality of clients, staff and agency at all times.
Criminal History Background Check Required: Candidate must consent to a criminal history background check. A conviction will not automatically bar employment.
Compliance with Policies: Candidate must comply with all Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance policies, procedures and safety regulations as communicated in writing and verbally by their supervisor.